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In Devotionals

10th July 2020
Dr. Phil Ransom-Bello

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

I love the passage of scripture we read yesterday.
1 John 3:20 tells us in clear terms that the believer’s confidence has a source. And this source is the fact that there is no more condemnation for you.
That the source of your confidence is not in your goodness or perfection but in the fact that God is greater than any condemnation that stands against you.
Oh Hallelujah!
Hear me, you have confidence before God, everytime.
Everytime! Let that sink in.

See what Hebrews 4 verse 16 says too. It tells us to come boldly despite our weaknesses or temptations, to the throne of grace and receive.
Look, the Bible didn’t mince words.
It said, “COME BOLDLY”.
Think about it, do you think the Bible would ask you to come boldly if God didn’t want you to or if God was waiting to condemn you?
In fact, in the place of your vulnerability, God wants to show you grace and mercy but what is the approach with which you come to Him?
It’s boldly.

The message version puts it beautifully.
It says; “So let’s walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.”

And you know, this understanding is so important even for our human relationships.
I once asked a brother of mine, “Why won’t you let me give you this thing? Why do you want to work for it?”
And he said, “Because I keep asking and asking and sometimes, asking gets difficult.”

This is how many of us are but you see friends, if you truly understand grace, you’d know that grace is about receiving, receiving, receiving.
Especially what you don’t deserve.
That’s why it is grace.
Your confidence in the one who is giving is the reason why we never get tired of asking because we know who our Father is and how He loves to give and give and give.

Dear believer, don’t work for what you have.
Confidently ask and receive.
This is what grace is all about.

Is my understanding of grace grounded enough to know that I don’t need to work to receive?

-I believe in the good news of the gospel, that the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus has announced the provision of forgiveness of my sins.
-I don’t just know the gospel, I live the gospel. I am transformed by the gospel. The gospel is working through me.
-The hearing of the gospel produces the fruits of Genuine Faith, Love for all the Saints and Hope of a Guaranteed Future in me.
-The fruits of the gospel are not a product of my ability but are generated supernaturally.
-I have confidence before God everytime, even when I’m weak or when I fail.
-My confidence has a source. It is not in my perfection but in the fact that God does not condemn me and that He is greater than any condemnation.
-Regardless of the situation or the failing, my default approach to God is boldly.
-I take dressing and cease from working for what I already have.
-I learn to confidently ask and receive because God’s grace makes me confident.

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